Kitchens

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What would you say are two primary concerns most people have about their kitchens? If you said ‘Keeping things clean’ and ‘Keeping things organized’, then you would be in sync with the hundreds of homeowners I have come into contact with throughout my years as a designer! There is a growing trend now towards ‘centers’, which are geared towards addressing both of these important concerns.

Sep 04, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Range Hoods | Wood Hood | Cabinets | Focal Point | Kitchen

As an architectural element, the range hood over the cooking center represents one of the key opportunities in the kitchen to make a unique and impressive design statement or a simple subtle look to support the overall style of your kitchen design.

Aug 28, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD

This beautiful monochromatic (black and white) kitchen designed by Russell Fogle of 1st Choice Cabinetry, Inc., Boise, ID is a striking combination of finishes combined with perfection. Fogle was selected by his client to design a kitchen in an unusually large space with expansive walls and ceiling heights.

Aug 21, 2018
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
An urban kitchen island desgin with Dura Supreme Cabinetry in a downtown kitchen renovation.

A young executive couple, Dave and Marie were looking for a major lifestyle change. They dreamt of being closer to their careers, their friends & family, and all the perks of downtown living but most of all having more quality time with one another. "Dave & Marie are fans of Industrial Chic design.

Jul 24, 2018
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Cabinet Construction: Framed vs. Frameless Cabinetry

Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets

Jul 03, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
Cutlery kitchen storage ideas from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

When looking to improve the flow of your kitchen space, one important thing to consider is where you plan to store your knives and cutlery. Your cutlery set is one of the most-used tools in your kitchen and best stored within easy reach of the prep-zone where they’re most frequently used.

Jun 26, 2018
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
White kitchen transformation

Today we will be looking at a kitchen transformation dreamt up by a designer for her own home.  As a designer myself, I find this type of renovation particularly interesting, because as designers, we are always focused on creating spaces based on others’ needs and turning that focus inward can be challenging.  The options are so numerous because as a designer that is all you look at, day in and

Jun 12, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
Adding a bold backsplash is a great way to transform your room and floating shelves offer a space to display your decor, dishware and more to help bring character to the space.

The kitchen is the heart of every home and it's important to design your kitchen so that it functions beautifully and efficiently.  Your kitchen is not only a reflection of your home, your family and how you use it, but it can also be a reflection of you and your personality.  Here are 10 ways to add your own unique design elements that will make your kitchen more personal and more inviting.

May 29, 2018
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Close up of a cabinet door style on a kitchen island.

Are there rules when it comes to mixing kitchen cabinet door styles?  What about the cabinetry in the entire house, does everything need to match? I don’t know that there are actual rules that can be use to guide this decision, but there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration.  

May 22, 2018
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Cavachon puppy face

In my discussions with homeowners and other designers around the country, there has been a growing interest and I will go so far as to say demand for designing intentional spaces for pets in the home.

May 15, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
LaCornue stove in a remodeled farmhouse kitchen design with custom gray painted cabinets.

This remarkable kitchen remodel located in Deer Park, IL (Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland) caught my eye instantly as I was browsing through Houzz one day. It’s no wonder that this spectacular kitchen has been gaining an ample amount of attention within the industry, because it is a kitchen that dreams are made of and was 15 years in the making.

May 08, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
Kitchen island seating with a walkway behind the seating area.

When you think about Kitchen Seating Requirements, the first thought is the amount of space needed for each seated person at the kitchen island or peninsula.

May 01, 2018
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Character-rich wood with coffee cup

A growing trend in the interior design industry is embracing more rustic, character-rich wood species.  When you think of rustic wood species, what do you imagine? 

An old farmhouse?

A cabin in the woods? 

Something like this?

 

Apr 17, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz

Incorporating multiple door styles in a design is the perfect way to add visual interest and personalization to any space. Dura Supreme offers several doors styles that fall into what we define as “door families”, each door style is different and unique, but like any family they do share similar characteristics that can visually tie the spaces or rooms together. 

Apr 10, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
Dura Supreme cabinetry in Chicago kitchen remodel

I always love a great transformation, and I have a lovely one to share with you this month.  Not only is it a visual transformation, but also a functional transformation.  Before we delve into the before and after pictures, I will set the stage… a busy family of five in Chicago, all of whom use the kitchen space but for different reasons.  The problem arose when those competing tasks overlapped

Mar 20, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz

One thing that we all have in common is that we are all getting older.  And as we get older, are abilities change.  For younger people that often means are abilities advance, the baby goes from crawling to walking.  For older individuals our abilities may begin to decline, your eyesight might not be 20/20 anymore.

Feb 27, 2018
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Charging drawer with power and USB ports within drawer box

While every home has its own unique layouts, features and styles, there is one thing they all have in common- the need to utilize electricity. Now more than ever with the explosion of cell phones, tablets and laptops not to mention the standbys we’ve always had to accommodate- the coffee maker, crockpot, etc.- outlet use is at a premium.

Feb 20, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
The kitchen sink is one of the main points of the kitchen work triangle.

The work triangle is a design concept that has been around for decades and is a great guideline to use when redesigning your kitchen. Although the topic may seem intimidating at first, it’s actually a simple concept that can help you redesign your kitchen to be more efficient and functional.

Feb 13, 2018
Author: Danielle Bohn CKBD
Kitchen Countertop with trending transitional styled pattern and waterfall countertop.

At Dura Supreme Cabinetry, we track trends and color forecasts to make sure our finish palettes and designs are fresh and current.  In addition, we monitor trend developments in all areas of the home, especially those products that affect or influence

Feb 06, 2018
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Apron Sink - Kitchen sink with a single bowl.

The kitchen sink is a workhorse and undoubtedly, the most used fixture in the room. How many times a day do you use the kitchen sink?  If you have ever been without a kitchen sink, whether it be for plumbing issues or a remodel project, it becomes obvious that it is an important part of a functioning kitchen.

Jan 30, 2018
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Coffee nook in a remodeled historic kitchen design with gray stained cherry cabinets.

Today we are in for a treat as we take a look at a inspiring kitchen project designed by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair.

Jan 23, 2018
Author: Sandy Kloncz
A Modern Farm House Kitchen Designed for Canning Homemade Goods

For someone with a passion for canning and crafting homemade goods, her kitchen layout caused more headaches then enjoyment. This kitchen remodel was much more than improving the day-to-day life, but also to expand and encourage their household’s emphasis on healthy, homemade meals.

Dec 13, 2017
Author: Mandi Juskiewicz
Seasonal linen/napkin ring storage

What about the other 360+ days of the year? 

This is the question asked by many a homeowner when contemplating what to do with all of their platters, trays and seasonal items they rarely use.  Here are some clever solutions that will save your everyday space from being taken over by these items, yet still make them accessible when needed.

A Toe Space Drawer

Dec 05, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz

Perched on a hillside with expansive views of the ocean, this vacation home was designed to take advantage of its spectacular surroundings. The kitchen location allowed for a unique backsplash window, which captures a view of the sand and sea.  

Nov 07, 2017
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Dura Supreme's Curated Color Palette 2017-2018

As promised- today I will showcase the other two colors in our Curated Color Palette, with Part 2 of our Curated Palette installment (click here for Curated Palette Blog, Part 1).

Oct 31, 2017
Author: Sandy Kloncz

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